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Wednesday November 16, 2011

Virtual Campaign Launched to Shut Down U.S. Largest Immigration Detention Center (VIDEO)

Virtual Campaign Launched to Shut Down U.S. Largest Immigration Detention Center (VIDEO)

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On November 18th, Brave New Foundation’s Cuéntame is partnering with a coalition of immigrant and civil rights organizations, in a vigil and occupation outside the Correction Corporation of America’s (CCA) immigration detention facility in Lumpkin, Georgia. 

This facility is the largest private detention center in the nation and currently profits close to $50 million a year. 

The demand: Shut down Stewart Detention Center now.

The demand for a shutdown is also based on allegation that CCA often cuts costs by denying basic services to detained immigrants and by limiting access to their family members.

CCA charges inmates close to $5 a minute to make a phone call. To pay for this, inmates work in the facility and earn a whopping $1 a day. Five days of hard work gives them just enough time for a one minute phone call say immigrant advocates.

Click here to join the virtual vigil and occupation shut down Stewart.


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